New York Alumni Group

New York Co-ordinator: Sarah Laimo

Sarah organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in New York.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in or near New York.  Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing

To find out more about the group, please email Sarah directly.

What I'm doing now

I am an Associate Editor for Practical Law, which is an online legal publisher based in New York and London. We create and maintain practical resources to which attorneys can subscribe. I live with my husband (and a cat named Pickles) on Long Island. It is a nice suburb, close enough to enjoy Manhattan but with easy access to the beaches in summer.

My best Lancaster memory

Among the many wonderful memories that I have of my time at Lancaster, there are two that especially stand out. First, I met my husband Joe when I was a first year in County. One day, I noticed that there was a new JYA (a New Yorker from Boston College) in the room across from mine. After a college night out at Tokyo Joes, we started dating and never looked back! Second, I used to love dressing up in fancy dress with the lacrosse team for the Carleton. On various occasions I was a devil, an angel, a schoolgirl, a nurse, and a witch. One night when I was a witch, I realized I had forgotten my broomstick. I really wanted to show off this broomstick, so I phoned my housemates and told them I was sending a taxi for it. The taxi showed up and my housemates handed over the "passenger". The driver, to his great amusement, safely delivered my broomstick. It was even wearing a seat-belt!

What Lancaster means to me

I am proud to be a Lancaster graduate. I had wonderful teachers, and enjoyed studying in such a beautiful part of England. I look forward to going back to visit in the future.

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

At a past Lancaster alumni event in New York we met an English-JYA couple exactly like us who we are now close friends with. You never know who you will meet! It is fun to get together and share stories and is a wonderful opportunity for friendship and building networks.